The Budget Babe | Affordable Fashion & Style Blog

Accessory Steal of the Week: White Earrings


Sydne Summer - Accessory Steal of the Week - White Earrings

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly accessory that’s available online or in-stores. This week, we’re talking bling. Make sure to check out my blog SydneStyle.com for more affordable fashion inspiration!

When it comes to summer jewelry, there are so many options. You can go bright and bold or accent your fresh tan with bohemian gold. Another fun idea? White. It’s a neutral that will go with everything in your wardrobe!

Spot the Real: Aldo Laser Cut Flats

Laser cut details on shoes are a really popular trend right now. Pick up a pair of laser-cut ballet flats from a popular shoe chain for $85 or save some cash with a lookalike that's just $12. Can you spot the real from the steal below? Click either image to find out!




Aldo at ShopStyle





Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle



Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: Stila Liquid Liner


Stila liquid liner splurge versus steal

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products (and their high-end equivalents!) that are available online and in-store. This week, we’re chatting liquid liner (!). Also make sure to check out my blog, HonestlyJamie.com for even more beauty product reviews and tips.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner is definitely a go-to liquid liner for most makeup artists, and for good reason. The waterproof liner (a must, of course) glides on easily and doesn’t smudge or run. What I love most about this liquid eyeliner is the thin marker-like tip that makes it pretty much idiot-proof for shaky handed people like myself…but the way I go through this eyeliner, $20 a pop isn’t very ideal.

Target Launches Subscriptions


Target is the latest store to offer its shoppers subscriptions via Target.com/subscriptions, a way to shop for everyday essentials on a schedule you set. Many shoppers are familiar with subscriptions via Amazon.com - I was just talking to my brother about all the things his family purchases on a set schedule this way, and many moms I know also take advantage of subscriptions for things like diapers to save cash. Currently the only subscription I have set up is for my dog's food and treats via Petco and I love it - saves time and money, so I'll definitely be checking out the deals at Target.com, which offers 5% off on subscription orders, free shipping, plus an additional 5% off when you use your REDcard.

Are you a fan of subscriptions? Does it help you save money overall or do you feel you end up spending more by buying things you don't need?